Written by scholars in the field of international business, this book examines the Pacific's rapidly expanding pattern of complex market and structural linkages. The linkages are examined in studies of competition and collaboration between firms and of competition and co-operation between governments. The contributors focus on the effects of these interacting processes at the corporate and government levels on the area's structural interdependencies; these are assuming larger dimensions, especially because of contests for regional market shares between Japanese firms, associated with each other in industry groups, and American enterprises, operating more independently. The structures and strategies of these corporations are reviewed, with projections regarding the policy issues which their activities are posing for governments. These policy issues are discussed in reference to the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum, led by the United States and Japan, which is committed to regional trade and investment liberalization.